Is Self-Care Selfish?
Is taking care of yourself a selfish act? After all, taking care of one’s self may mean deprioritizing others who need or depend upon you. To take a walk, you may need to put an elderly parent or child in the care of another for an hour. Enjoying a soaking bath may require setting firm boundaries that others not bang on the door for a period of thirty minutes. Prioritizing time with a partner might mean setting limits at work. Yet setting limits in order to make time for self-care is perhaps one of the most selfless things you can do, as it provides you the ability to care for others.